David W. Musick has been named assistant dean for faculty development at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. In this role, he oversees professional development for the school’s 582 teaching faculty. Musick also serves as director of the Department of Continuing Professional Development at Carilion Clinic, directing the administration of the Center for Simulation, Research, and Patient Safety; the Office of Professional Staff Affairs; and the Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Musick earned his bachelor’s degree from Milligan College, his master’s in sociology from East Tennessee University, and his Ph.D. in educational evaluation and policy studies from the University of Kentucky.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech Carilion, Musick worked in medical education at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. He has also held faculty and administrative roles in physical medicine and rehabilitation and medical humanities.

“Dr. Musick brings to Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic years of medical education and faculty development experience that reinforces our commitment to producing physician thought leaders with outstanding clinical skills who will remain life-long learners,” said Dr. Daniel Harrington, senior dean for academic affairs. “When our faculty members are current in the latest clinical and pedagogical techniques, our whole program benefits. We are fortunate to have someone with his level of expertise join our team.”

Musick has given more than 20 presentations across the country on topics ranging from spirituality in medicine to the expansion of medical schools into rural communities. His research interests include medical education assessment and program evaluation, social and cultural aspects of medicine, and biomedical ethics.

Musick has served in various capacities in eight professional organizations. He reviews submissions for nine scholarly journals and has been awarded eight different grants pertaining to curriculum development in medical education. He has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and has received national awards for both teaching and research.

Written by Catherine Doss